Imatge de l'autor

Germaine Greer

Autor/a de The Female Eunuch

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Germaine Greer is an author and noted Feminist. She is the author of The Female Eunuch, Daddy, We Hardly Knew You, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, The Beautiful Boy, Shakespeare's Wife and White Beech: The Rainforest Years, among others (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obres de Germaine Greer

The Female Eunuch (1970) 2,288 exemplars
The Whole Woman (1999) 591 exemplars
Shakespeare's Wife (2007) 588 exemplars
The Beautiful Boy (2003) 176 exemplars
Daddy, We Hardly Knew You (1989) 139 exemplars
101 Poems by Women (2001) 46 exemplars
Poems for Gardeners (2003) 29 exemplars
On Rage (1787) 27 exemplars
On Rape (2018) 27 exemplars
The Greek Myths: The Power of Love (2008) — Pròleg — 11 exemplars
Revolting Garden (1979) 5 exemplars
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (2000) 4 exemplars
Shakespeare essay (1988) 1 exemplars
Vidrohi Stri 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (1589) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions31,407 exemplars
Goblin Market (1862) — Introducció, algunes edicions736 exemplars
The Getting of Wisdom (1910) — Introducció, algunes edicions; Introducció, algunes edicions537 exemplars
The Pleasure of Reading (1992) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars
Puberty Blues: A Surfie Saga (1979) — Pròleg, algunes edicions142 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Granta 50: Fifty (1995) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
The autobiography of a sexually emancipated Communist woman (1926) — Pròleg, algunes edicions107 exemplars
Dick for a Day: What Would You Do If You Had One? (1997) — Col·laborador — 104 exemplars
The Granta Book of Reportage (Classics of Reportage) (1993) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
Living with Shakespeare: Essays by Writers, Actors, and Directors (2013) — Col·laborador — 86 exemplars
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars
Zastrozzi (1810) — Pròleg, algunes edicions65 exemplars
Shakespeare: Macbeth. A Casebook (1968) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Women: A World Report (1985) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars
The Shakespeare circle : an alternative biography (2015) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
twen 1971, Nr. 3 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Women Talking About Cars: Series 1-3 (2019) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
London OZ 1 (1967) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
London OZ 2 (1967) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


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Thought provoking and appears to hit the nail on the head, why aboriginal society is failing.
SteveMcI | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 5, 2024 |
I think Greer had a lot of fun writing this book - and I had a lot of fun reading it.
I was attracted to the book by a quote from a reviewer who said something along the lines of - Greer has been as unprovocative as she could be, but the old men of academia still reacted with outrage and venom.
Well, if there were to be sides - I'd be on Greer's team.
The study of Shakespeare's life and times suffers from the lack of documentary evidence. Too many academics backfill the gap with commentary inmformed by later lives and times. Greer goes back to the basics, and gives the reader a great picture of what life was like in Stratford, and for women in particular. Life was different, but the reader comes away with a sense of what life may have been likely for Ann Hathaway.
The other interesting aspect of the book, for me, was the picture of the aging Shakespeare who retired back to Avon as a man of some wealth. There's a hint here of some sort of serious decline in abilities - dementia? It's only an aside in this book, but I would love to see if others have considered the issue. Just because he was a genius at his prime doesn't mean he waasn't mortally fragile as he aged.
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mbmackay | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Oct 18, 2023 |
I enjoyed this book. It's a very easy read, both because the text is quite short and because Greer's prose is clear and well-structured. The illustrations are almost all beautiful pieces of art in their own right, and so worthy of taking the time to look at.

I found the ideas most compelling when they related specifically to art history and cultural studies. When Greer veered into anthropology or history, I had much less confidence in the points she was making. I don't know much about the content, but even I picked up a couple of errors and a couple of tendentious interpretations of artworks that made me wonder what other misrepresentations or mistakes I was missing. As a result, this is a book that stimulated thought for me but certainly wouldn't change my mind, except in the broadest terms.

The main point, in my view, is that boys are beautiful and that as a society we lose something by failing to enjoy that fact. This raises interesting questions about the the lines between beauty and attractiveness, and about the relationships between different kinds of attractiveness. A puppy can be attractive, in the sense of "pleasing or appealing to the senses", but there is no thought of sexual desire. A person can also be attractive without arousing sexual desire (for instance a gay man might find a woman attractive but not wish to have sex with her), but then they may also arouse sexual desire. Where does that leave us with boys, who at their youngest are not sexually attractive but at their oldest may be reasonably be sexually attractive to some? For instance, in an interview after the book was published, the fifteen year old boy pictured on the cover of this book expressed his discomfort at being ogled by adult men when the photo was taken (in the 70s, while he was acting in the film of [b:Death in Venice|53061|Death in Venice|Thomas Mann||17413130]), but if the attention had come from fourteen year old girls he may have felt differently.

Of course the gender of the gaze matters, and rather than getting bogged down in the complexities of men and power, Greer's default position is that of the female gaze. This makes the discussion clearer, cleaner and lighter but it also means that Greer skirts the ethical issues of attractiveness rather than delving into them. As a consequence, this book is an entertaining, though-provoking piece of popular cultural studies, rather than a serious inquiry into aesthetics or representation in art.
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robfwalter | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jul 31, 2023 |
I was very young when I read this work by [Germaine Greer] and it didn’t so much enlighten me, but affirmed a number of my understandings on how women were viewed in the 20th century West. A must for the boomer generation women starting their journey.
kjuliff | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jan 20, 2023 |



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